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The Official Vintage Guitar® Magazine Price Guide, 2009 Edition 2010 Official Vintage Guitar Magazine Price Guide
Inv #: 332377
Published by: Vintage Guitar Books
Width: 8" Length: 11" 584 pages
Book (Reference)
Price: $29.95 U.S.

The One and Only Complete Guide! as recommended by Stagepass.com. Softcover. Now after 21 years in publication, The Official Vintage Guitar Magazine Price Guide continues to be the industry-leading reference for values on vintage and collectible guitars, basses, lap steels, mandolins, ukuleles, banjos, amps, and effects. The expanded 2010 edition spans over 500 pages and includes information on more than 1,700 brands and more than 1,200 photos, plus a detailed look at the hows and whys of the collectible instrument market.

This guide is the only such work to cover all this in one very affordable volume!

The guitar is one of the most esteemed collectible objects in our society. Offering artistry in both its construction and its function, no other objet d' art is so admired; its heroes range from those who pioneered its development to those who build it to those who play it. And given the fluctuations in the collectible guitar market, the 2010 edition of The Official Vintage Guitar Price Guide is the most important volume yet.

If you are a collector or just have a few guitars, this is the book to buy each year. Whether you buy from music stores, online music stores, private sales or auctions "The Vintage Guitar Guide" is the best way to keep up with what items are worth. It has prices for ukes, banjos, guitars, mandolins, effects and amplifiers.

If you are looking for the all in one string book this is it.

Published annually by Vintage Guitar magazine and selling more than 115,000 copies to date, The Guide not only includes historical data, it is the only book that lists values derived from comprehensive research and hard-nosed, realistic market analysis on thousands of vintage and recent-model guitars, amps, basses, effects pedals, mandolins, lap steels, ukuleles, and banjos. You can rely on The Guide to help determine the value of your prized vintage or collectible instrument. The Guide includes information on nearly 1,700 brands supplemented by 1,200 photos, along with an in-depth look at the factors that drive the collectible instrument market. Professional players, guitar dealers and collectors trust only one source for accurate values on vintage gear!

Here's what some of them have to say about The Guide:

"In these times of economic turmoil, an unrivaled tool like The Official Vintage Guitar Price Guide is essential. It has become a trusted standard that is meticulously updated by vintage dealers for vintage dealers. Its expansion into more-recent, custom, and limited-edition instruments makes it all the more invaluable." - Vallis Kolbeck, GuitarVille

"Prices for vintage guitars have been a real roller coaster ride lately. That's why you can't afford to be without The Guide." - Howard Leese

"The Official Vintage Guitar Price Guide is a reality check. If I get carried away with enthusiasm when I buy a cool new guitar, I check what The Guide says about recent transactions and value. I can't know about every kind of instrument, and the Guide helps me sort through information on guitars that are not my specialty. The market is moving and changing fast, so it's reassuring to have a reference that makes sense of our little world of vintage guitars." - Larry Wexer, Laurence Wexer, Ltd.

"With the ever-changing prices of vintage guitars, The Guide has always been a go-to source for the most current information." - Steve Lukather

"This book is great for keeping a grasp on the market. As a collector, player, and dealer, The Guide is a fantastic way for me to value great guitars that are also a big part of our American history. And the pictures are good, too!" - Eliot Michael, Rumble Seat Music

Published monthly since 1986, Vintage Guitar magazine is packed with informative feature stories and monthly columns that reveal the stories of the greatest guitar players, classic instruments, the companies that built them, and much more! It’s also where you’ll find thousands of vintage, classic, used and new guitars, amps, accessories, books, videos, and more listed for sale each month.

For more than 20 years, The Official Vintage Guitar Magazine Price Guide has been the industry-leading reference for values on vintage and collectible guitars, basses, lap steels, mandolins, ukuleles, amps, and effects. The expanded 2010 edition spans nearly 600 pages and includes information on more than 1,800 brands with more than 1,300 photos, plus a detailed look at the “hows” and “whys” of the collectible instrument market. This guide is the only such work to cover all this in one very affordable volume! To date more than 130,000 copies of The Guide have been sold.

Authors Gil Hembree and Alan Greenwood.

About the Authors Alan Greenwood and his wife, Cleo, are the publishers of Vintage Guitar magazine, which they launched in 1986. Vintage Guitar is the largest monthly publication for guitar collectors, enthusiasts, and dealers. They also publish Vintage Guitar Online at vintageguitar.com, and The Official Vintage Guitar Price Guide. His collection includes several vintage instruments from the 1950s, '60s, and '70s, as well as newer production and custom-made guitars and amps. He lives in Bismarck, North Dakota.

Gil Hembree began collecting guitars in 1966 as a college student working at Kitt's Music in Washington, D.C. He graduated from American University in 1969 with a BSBA and was hired by the General Motors Corporation. He held several assignments with GM, including Financial Administrator of the Wichita Falls (Texas) plant and Supervisor of Corporate Audit, in Detroit. In January, 2000, he retired from GM and was contracted by Vintage Guitar, Inc. to co-author The Official Vintage Guitar Price Guide. Hembree maintains a small collection of 1950s and '60s Fender and Gibson guitars and amps. He lives with his wife, Jane, in Austin, Texas.


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